IN HIS OWN WORDS

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - METRO - Vuk­ile Me­hana

IT IS with heavy heart that I is­sue my heart­felt apol­ogy in re­spect of the com­ments which I made in a pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion with Ray­mond Sibanga, which is do­ing the rounds on so­cial me­dia.

In ret­ro­spect, the com­ments I made are deroga­tory and de­mean­ing to all women in min­istry. I re­gret mak­ing such ut­ter­ances and re­spect­fully re­tract them.

To this end, I humbly apol­o­gise to Rev Nom­p­ithizelo Sib­hidla, who was dis­parag­ingly men­tioned in the con­ver­sa­tion, and I am deeply sorry that her good name has been sul­lied

un­de­servedly. Fur­ther­more, I also apol­o­gise un­re­servedly to all the women min­is­ters in the MCSA whom I have of­fended, mem­bers of the YMG and all peo­ple called Methodists.

With hind­sight, I fully ap­pre­ci­ate the dam­ag­ing ef­fects of my care­less ut­ter­ances as well as the use of in­ap­pro­pri­ate lan­guage about an is­sue which af­fects my col­leagues and friends in the church.

I take full re­spon­si­bil­ity for my ac­tions. I humbly and re­morse­fully re­quest that you find it right in your heart to for­give me. |

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